I decided to add a quick photo tutorial for those doing their first pair of mitts.
Cast on 48 using German twisted cast on. Start with a slip knot and about a 36" tail. Join to work in the round being careful not to twist.
Begin knitting 2x2 rib. If you want to adjust the length of your cuff, try on the cuff, bringing it up to the bottom of your wrist.
Complete cuff; knit 18 rounds 2x2 rib or desired length. Knit setup round placing thumb gussset markers. Since I'm knitting on 2 circulars, the first marker is actually at the end of the first circular needle. I will place that one on the first round of the thumb gusset.
Thumb gusset: knit rounds 1-8 twice and then rounds 1-4 one more time.
Knit hand setup round. You will knit in pattern to the marker and the M1R. Remove the marker and then slip the thumb stitches to a holder. Remove the end of thumb gusset marker. M1L and finish knitting the round in pattern.
Knit 18 rounds 2x2 rib or desired length. Try the mitt on to get the length right for you. Bind off using Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind off in pattern.. If you don't know this one, try it - its very stretchy and works well with ribbing.
Return thumb stitches to needles.
Knit the setup round. the round starts by picking up a stitch, knitting in pattern to end of round and then picking up another stitch.
Knit 7 rounds in pattern and bind off using Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind off.
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